A wildfire burning west of Durango is suspected to have started from human-caused ignition, officials from the Bureau of Land Management said in a news release Wednesday.
LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters in La Plata County say they believe a new wildfire was caused by humans. The Perins Peak Fire has burned more than 100 acres since it was first reported at around 5 p.m. on May 24. Pre-evacuation notices were given to those on County Road 208 and the Dry Fork and Rock Ridge subdivisions as well as County Road 206 to Highway 160. (credit: La Plata County) Aircraft attacked the fire early on, and ground crews moved in on Wednesday morning. Crews say the fire spread quickly from the bottom of Rock Ridge Trail to the top of Perins Peak and reached the Lightner Creek Fire scar from 2017. The trails in Overend Mountain Park, Twin Buttes, and Perins State Wildlife Area are closed. Find more information about the Perins Peak Fire via Inciweb.
Pre-evacuation orders are in place for County Road 208 and the Dry Fork and Rockridge subdivisions, as well as County Road 206 to Highway 160 due to a wildfire burning near Perins Peak west of Durango.
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On June 2, 2022 the Durango-La Plata 911 Communications center will be hosting an open house to show members of the public what it is that our local dispatchers do. “On June 2nd, from 11 am to 2 pm we’re hosting an Open House. You’re invited to step behind the curtain and see what it’s like to be a 911 Dispatcher,” said 911 Administrative Analyst, Ben Lloyd.
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The Perins Peak Fire saw no growth during yesterday’s operational period. Firefighters made good progress working with multiple single engine airtankers and helicopters to construct and secure fireline. Engine crews installed a hose lay to the heel of the fire and patrolled the Rockwood neighborhood. Hot shot crews hiked...